Ahiphenasava is a classical Ayurvedic poly-herbal medicine. It contains self-generated alcohol. Asava are prepared from cold infusions or juice of medicinal herbs without using heat. The fermentation is done by burying sealed pots in the ground or husk for a period of 1 month followed by filtration. The self-generated alcohol during fermentation extracts the active principles from the ingredients & also acts as preservatives.
Ahiphenasava is mainly indicated in atisara rogadhikara.
Ingredients of Ahiphenasava:
Madhuka pushpa – Butter tree – Madhuca indica
Ahiphena – Opium Poppy Seed – Papaver somniferum – It has absorbent, bowel binding properties and useful in diarrhea and IBS.
Musta – Nut grass – Cyperus rotundus – Useful as absorbent, digestive and carminative.
Jatiphala – Nutmeg – Myristica fragrans – Useful in relieving diarrhea associated with bloating and abdominal pain.
Indrayava – Holarrhena antidysenterica – Kutaja seeds – It is a very famous herb used in diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome etc.
Ela – Cardamom – Elettaria cardamomum – It improves taste and digestion strength.
Method of Preparation:
Madhuka are fermented with water & Madhya is prepared, all other drugs are added and allowed to remain in a closed pot for a month before use.
Indication of Ahiphenasava:
Daruna [severe gastro-enteritis]
Dosage & Adjuvants of Ahiphenasava:
12 – 24 ml twice daily with equal quantity of water.
Or as directed by the physician.
Side effects of Ahiphenasava:
There are no recorded side effects with this medicine.
Should be taken under strict medical supervision.
Keep out of reach of children.
Reference: Bhaishajya Rathnavali.
Manufacturer:Virgo UAP Pharma Private Limited.
Presentation:Bottle of 200 ml.
Shelf life: Quality increases with time.